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1 April, 2021  // At the end of 2019, according to The World Bank, about 30 developing countries owed Russia almost $ 22.9 billion. The largest debtors: Belarus (8.1), Bangladesh (2.4), Venezuela (1.8), India ( 1.7), Vietnam (1.6), Yemen (1.1), Afghanistan (0.849), Serbia (0.769), Ukraine (0.606), Syria (0.525), all African countries except Egypt (0.973).

12 March, 2021  // In 2020, life expectancy at birth in Russia decreased to 71.1 years (73.3 years in 2019). The decrease occurred for the first time since 2003. The reason is excess mortality, which in April-December 2020 amounted to 358 thousand people.

27 February, 2021  // In 2020, according to the Accounts Chamber of Russia, the country's public debt increased by 72 billion USD (39.9%), and amounted to 253 billion USD (17.8% of GDP). In 2019, its growth was 7.8%. Despite this, in relation to GDP, it remains one of the lowest among both developing and developed countries.

8 February, 2021  // In 2020, according to Rosstat, 2,124,500 people died in Russia, 324,000 (18%) more than in 2019. In 162,249 cases, coronavirus was either the main or indirect cause of death. The number of marriages decreased by 19% (from 950,100 to 770,800), divorces - by 9% (from 620,800 to 564,000).

28 January, 2021  // According to preliminary data from Rosstat, the population of Russia as of Jan 1, 2021 was 146,238,185 people, which is 510.5 thousand people less than on Jan 1, 2020. The last time such a significant depopulation was in 2005. In 2019 and 2018, the population decreased by about 100 thousand.

11 January, 2021  // The Kochubeevskaya wind farm with an installed capacity of 210 MW, the largest in Russia, has been commissioned in Stavropol Krai. With a total area of about 200 hectares, it includes 84 wind turbines, each 150 meters high, the length of the blades - 50 meters.

28 December, 2020  // On Dec 26-27, Western Siberia had record freezing temperatures over the past 50-100 years. In Novosibirsk the temperature was minus 37-41 degrees Celsius, in Kemerovo and Barnaul - below -40. At the end of 2020, in Western and Central Siberia, the temperature is below the climatic norm by 20-24 degrees.

14 December, 2020  // In Apr-Oct 2020, according to Rosstat, the excess mortality rate in Russia was 164,057 people (in Sep - 31,666, in Oct - 47,777). This figure is likely close to the actual coronavirus related deaths. Based on it, it is possible to roughly calculate the total number of Russians infected as of October - about 24 M (16% of the population).

10 December, 2020  // In Jan-Nov 2020, according to the Ministry of Finance, the federal budget of Russia was executed with a deficit of $ 33 billion. In November, the deficit reached a record monthly level of $ 10.8 Bn. Budget revenues amounted to $ 220 Bn (80.3% of the annual income), expenses - $ 253 Bn (96.8% of the annual expenditure).

27 November, 2020  // In 2020, according BusinesStat, sales of bread in Russia may grow by more than 60 thousand tons, to 7.95 million tons year-on-year - the first increase in the past 5 years. Russian consumers buy cheaper and more satisfying foodstuffs because of the continuing decline in household income.

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